Ever envy the others of their perfect lips? People tend to neglect the care for their lips due to various reasons.. Here are 5 easy ways we have found to be effective in helping you achieve sexier lips in no time.
First, understanding the make up of our lips:
The skin of our lips are much thinner and extremely delicate as it is only made up of three to five cellular layers. With the absence of sweat glands and sebaceous glands in the lip skin, our lips tend to dry out more easily, resulting in chapped lips. Usually, we will try to moisturize our lips by licking them but this only make the lips even drier than before as the evaporation process is now sped up. Here are the 5 steps to sexier lips:
Similiar to your skin care regime, exfoliation is also an essential step in your lip care regime. Regular exfoliation aids in the generation of new and soft lip skin as dead skin on the lips are now removed. For proper exfoliation, use a soft toothbrush and gently scrub your lips to remove any dry flakes. Lastly, use a lip balm to lock in the moisture for your lips.
It is advised that you should apply lip balm to your lips before applying any lipstick to your lips. If possible, try to avoid the use of any flavoured lip balm as it causes more lip licking, making your lips prone to being chapped.
Excessive exposure to the sun can also result in chapped lips. In this case, remember to use a lip balm which has at least SPF of 15.
Smoking dries up the lips and reduces the amount of oxygen supplied to your lips. Without a sufficient amount of blood flow to your lip tissues, your lips will look dull and dark.
AVOID CAFFEINE & ALCOHOL
Drinks like coffee and alcohol are diuretics which means they dehydrate your body. Avoid these drinks for better skin and LIPS!
MAINTAIN A HEALTHY DIET
A healthy and well balance diet helps to keep your lips soft and supple. Eat more fresh fruits, vegetables and drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated.
Lastly, do you know that signs of aging do not only just appear on the face? In fact, our lips are not spared from the aging process. Lip lines tend to develop as we age causing us to look much older than we really are.
To effectively prevent this, start your lip care regime today and you will be one step closer to your ideal lips and a younger look!